Raman Achutharaman

Dr. Raman Achutharaman leads the Semiconductor Products Group in defining the technology roadmap; developing the strategic plan to strengthen Applied’s leadership in core wafer fabrication equipment markets; and communicating the vision, strategy, and success to stakeholders. Previously, as general manager of the Etch and Selective Products business unit, he led development and commercialization of the Sym3 Etch system that grew etch revenue from less than $400M to over $2B and gained more than 15 pts of conductor etch market share. Earlier, as general manager of the RTP group, he led development of the Vantage Radiance system, the basis of Applied’s leadership in thermal processing. He received his undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Trends Accelerating the Semiconductor Industry in 2021 and Beyond

2020 will be remembered most for the challenges of COVID-19. In the world of technology, it will be remembered for accelerating digital transformations that would have taken many more years to play out. Entering 2021, the dependency between the global economy and semiconductors is greater than it’s ever been. At the same time, the way chips are being made is changing as traditional Moore’s Law scaling slows. Applied Materials is dedicated to driving new ways to help our customers continue to deliver improvements in chip power, performance and cost, in record time.